LDS Tithing History, Thursday, Apr 23, 1903

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-- Thursday, Apr 23, 1903
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Pres. Smith reported that on Tuesday he visited Logan. While there the question of selling the Hyde Park tithing property, which had become quite valuable, arose. He said that the matter must be determined by the presidency of the stake, high council, and bishopric. (1)

-- Thursday, May 7, 1903
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] elders quorums. He also ordained Wm. M. Black of Fruitland, a patriarch, and Jno. L. Tenny, bishop of Hammond. Learned that the bishop of Moab was $250 short in his tithing accounts and that the bishop of Fruitland was $1200 behind. (1)

-- Thursday, Jul 2, 1903
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Elder Woodruff said that he attended a priesthood meeting Tuesday night at Sandy, Jordan Stake. The principal topic treated was amusements. Also touched upon the subject of tithing. Elder Woodruff said that he thought an organized effort should be made to stir the people up on tithing. ... In speaking of the matter of tithing, said that we were about $18,000 short in cash tithing compared with last year at this time. He feared the saints were becoming somewhat slack in the payment of their tithes. The Twelve should bear this in mind while visiting in the stakes. However, the brethren should not make a hobby of it, but refer to it incidentally, and yet with intention, in their sermons. The main question is the preaching of the gospel. Was gratified, he said, with the financial condition of the church. We are gradually getting out of debt. There is very little note indebtedness to be met and between two and three hundred thousand dollars have been paid
into the Bond Sinking Fund. (1)

-- Tuesday, Sep 29, 1903
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Elder Grant ... Thought it might be a good idea to take up a labor with the wealthy Latter-day Saints upon the subject of tithing. (1)

-- Thursday, Oct 8, 1903
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Pres. Smith remarked that a strenuous effort was being made to cancel the church indebtedness and he did not want any move made that would affect the payment of tithes on the part of the saints. Elder Grant replied that he could raise the money in a way that the tithes would not be affected. It was moved and carried that this question go over until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at the temple. Meeting adjourned. Benediction by Elder Woodruff. (1)

1 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993

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